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How to Keep Your Teen Interested (and Engaged) in High School at Home

How to Keep Your Teen Interested (and Engaged) in High School at Home

We’ve talked before about how the thought of homeschooling our teens through high school can be intimidating. The coursework may be tougher and take more planning than we’ve been used to, but there are some huge benefits to homeschooling through these years. One key to success is keeping our teens interested and engaged, so here’s a few tips that we’ve learned over the years. Create...

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How to Help Your Teen Land Their First Summer Job

How to Help Your Teen Land Their First Summer Job

Is your teen ready to start earning a little extra cash this summer? More than 2.1 million young people, ages 16 to 24 held summer jobs in 2015, and that number is expected to rise a bit this year. Summer jobs are great for teens because they help teach responsibility and they are a great way to start saving for the future. Here are some...

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How to Turn Your Non-Reader into a Reader

How to Turn Your Non-Reader into a Reader

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” –Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis As a homeschooling parent, you already know how important reading is. It readily opens doors to adventure, learning, and creativity. But a love of reading doesn’t always come naturally. It needs to be nurtured and developed over time, and it starts with you. Here...

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20 Ways Parents Can Prepare Their High Schoolers for College

20 Ways Parents Can Prepare Their High Schoolers for College

As parents, we want the best for our children. As we help our children start earning college credit in high school or get ready to graduate, it can be difficult to know just how to prepare them for the challenges ahead. No matter what level of high school or college level achievement your student has attained, these twenty tips will help your student start college...

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How to Go from Writing at a High School Level to Writing at a College Level

How to Go from Writing at a High School Level to Writing at a College Level

Most high school students spend years preparing for college, especially when it comes to writing. No matter how perfect your sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary, you may still find that college-level writing is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before and nothing like you’ve prepared for. If you’re finding the transition difficult, you’re not alone. Obviously, standards are a bit higher at the college-level, but there’s...

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17 Ways to Not be Unprepared to Home School High School

17 Ways to Not be Unprepared to Home School High School

You’ve gotten through the middle school years so far, and perhaps you are thinking “That was hard. How on earth will I be able to make it through homeschooling high school?” Don’t be overwhelmed. I assure you that I felt the same way! But looking back over many years of homeschooling, I can clearly see how my fears were unfounded. I have learned some very...

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Does My Teen Have to Take the SAT and/or the ACT?

Does My Teen Have to Take the SAT and/or the ACT?

Does your teen inwardly groan at the thought of slogging through the SAT or the ACT just to get into college? This collegiate rite of passage has been around for a while now, even though it’s widely acknowledged that standardized tests are not the most comprehensive way to evaluate a student’s knowledge or potential. The good news is that many colleges and universities are finally...

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Creative Ways to Stay Connected With Your Teen While They’re Schooling Independently

Creative Ways to Stay Connected With Your Teen While They’re Schooling Independently

Your teen is embarking on a journey toward academic and real-world independence. It’s an exciting time for both of you — one that should be embraced and enjoyed. Dual Credit at Home Study Plans and Extra Mile Assignments are a complete, comprehensive package, and while your teen will be able to do much of the work independently, it’s important to stay connected and involved throughout...

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Ways to Implement Dual Credit in Your Homeschool

Ways to Implement Dual Credit in Your Homeschool

There are several ways for homeschoolers to earn dual credit during high school. The most popular options are by taking community college classes, taking online courses, or taking college-level exams for credit. Here are some of the pros and cons for each dual credit option. Community College Classes Pros – Community college classes allow students to learn in an on-campus setting with a teacher who...

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How Dual Credit at Home’s Study Plans Work

How Dual Credit at Home’s Study Plans Work

Instead of having your kids study the same subjects twice in high school AND college, they can study them once, take an accredited exam, and earn the same amount of traditional college credit by spending less time and less money. Dual Credit at Home will guide your student through 13 college-level exams to satisfy both high school and college core requirements. These exams give students...

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Why Some Teens Earn Dual Credit and Others Don’t

Why Some Teens Earn Dual Credit and Others Don’t

It’s no secret that dual credit options are an increasingly useful solution for homeschooling and high school families, but they may not be for every family. Are you wondering why some families take advantage of dual credit options for their teens while others don’t? This post will explain some of the reasons why students and their parents feel they should or shouldn’t have their students...

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How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Homeschool Convention

How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Homeschool Convention

Have you ever attended a homeschool convention? It’s a great way to connect with other homeschooling parents, try out new curriculum, and network with professionals in the field. You’ll also find great workshops, kids’ programs, and exhibits. This year, I’ll be teaching workshops at the Teach Them Diligently Conventions in Nashville, Atlanta, and Sandusky, the Texas Home School Coalition Conventions in Arlington and The Woodlands,...

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